Aerial view of the Warren, Maine lagoon system. Photo courtesy of Woodard and Curran.

Lagoon Systems In Maine 

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Mars Hill Wastewater Lagoon System - Mars Hill  Maine. Photo Courtesy of Wright-Pierce Engineers.
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The Maine Lagoon
Laboratory Chronicles

by Tim Loftus

Tim Loftus
Tim Loftus has been the Chief Chemist and Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator at the Webster-Dudley Wastewater Treatment Facility in Massachusetts since 1988. In this capacity he manages an environmental laboratory performing sampling and analysis on industrial wastes and wastewater processes, monitoring NPDES requirements, monitoring sludge landfill wells, and performing E. coli analyses for several area beaches. In addition to this he is an active member of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Laboratory Practices Committee where he is involved in the writing and updating of the Laboratory Analyst Certification Exams and the Laboratory Analyst Certification Test Booklet.

Tim received the E. Sherman Chase Award
at the 2005 NEWEA Annual Conference, held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, January 22-25, 2006. NEWEA, the region’s largest organization of water pollution control professionals, has been working to protect and improve the area’s water environment for over 75 years. The Association continually directs and promotes the research, development, and application of more advanced and effective water pollution control practices and technologies to protect water resources, safeguard public health, and preserve environmental quality.

Tim was also the recipient of NEWEA's 2001 Laboratory Excellence Award. He also writes wastewater laboratory training articles and puzzles for professional wastewater operations and laboratory organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. He is also involved at the national level of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) by writing Certification Questions for use on the interactive WEF website.

Call for Crystal Crucible (C2) Society Nominations

The Crystal Crucible (C2) Society recognizes and honors individuals for their outstanding contributions that promote professionalism in the wastewater laboratory field. Nominees are not required to be NEWEA members, nor are the people who nominate them. Examples of outstanding contributions are significant, active participation in wastewater-related analyses, education, training, safety, certification, management and planning.

If you know of someone who you think should be honored for their contributions to the wastewater laboratory field, why not nominate them for the Crystal Crucible Society? Nomination forms and further information can be obtained from LPC Chair Tim Loftus at (508) 949-3865 or the NEWEA office at (781) 939-0908,, 100 Tower Office Park, Suite K, Woburn, MA 01801. The nomination form and Society membership requirements can also be downloaded from NEWEA’s website Follow the links to “NEWEA Comm.” then to “Lab Practices.”


Please submit nominations by June 1, 2006.






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